Jeffrey Epstein’s most outspoken accuser taken legal action against Prince Andrew on Monday, charging that the British royal required her into sex acts “against her will” while she was minor.
Virginia Giuffre has long stated that she was trafficked by Epstein in the early 2000s.
While caught in the sex culprit’s way of life, she was presented to Ghislaine Maxwell’s buddy, Prince Andrew, Giuffre states.
Andrew supposedly mistreated Giuffre at Maxwell’s London townhouse and at Epstein’s Upper East Side estate, Giuffre charges in a brand-new Manhattan Federal Court match submitted under the Child Victims Act.
“I am holding Prince Andrew accountable for what he did to me. The powerful and the rich are not exempt from being held responsible for their actions. I hope that other victims will see that it is possible not to live in silence and fear, but one can reclaim her life by speaking out and demanding justice,” Giuffre stated in a declaration.
Andrew has actually rejected misdeed. Federal district attorneys examining Epstein’s enablers have actually slammed Andrew for not being more upcoming about his relationship with Epstein and Maxwell.
Maxwell, Epstein’s declared top employer of victims, has actually pleaded innocent to charges of attracting minors.
The match emerged hours after an out-of-court claims program revealed it had actually granted almost 125 million dollars to 150 Epstein victims.
The Epstein Victims’ Compensation Program, which concluded most operations on Monday, stated in a release that it got 225 claims – more than double the anticipated quantity.
The payments originate from Epstein’s estate, which was valued at more than 600 million dollars at the time of his suicide in a lower Manhattan lockup in August 2019 while waiting for trial for running a minor sex trafficking plan.
At completion of 2020, the estate stated it had 49 million dollars in money and overall properties of 240 million dollars.
“Every claimant had an opportunity to be heard in a safe space, to share the intimate, personal, often harrowing accounts of what they endured and how it has affected them,” Jordana Feldman, the program’s independent administrator, stated.
“I was continually struck by the resilience and courage of the victims who put their faith and trust in this process.”
Feldman formerly functioned as the previous deputy unique master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
The out-of-court program permitted Epstein’s accusers to explain the sex culprit’s abuse in a personal, non-adversarial setting.
In exchange for accepting a payment, victims accepted drop suits versus the sex culprit’s estate and his previous staff members. In some circumstances, Epstein’s accusers dropped suits versus Maxwell after accepting a deal from the program.
Feldman stated that 92 percent of victims considered qualified for payment accepted payment deals.
A handful of Epstein victims are continuing with suits in Manhattan Federal Court versus the estate.
“I am proud of what we were able to accomplish with this program, but also recognize that no amount of money will erase the years of pain these victims have endured because of Jeffrey Epstein. My hope is that the program provided his victims a meaningful measure of justice and a step on the path toward healing,” Feldman stated.